The attendant told me that the inspection tech is a stickler for tire wear. My rears are fine. The fronts are close to but definitively above the wear mark. If I get failed for that... I’m gonna do a burnout in their parking lot.

Only kidding. But an explanation of whatever tread depth rule that violates will be demanded and I will not leave until that happens. I hate to be a pain but if I leave here with an R for that reason I’m gonna be livid. That means paying another shop to put winters on the front to pass, another 3-6 hours of waiting time there, then another three of inspection wait time AGAIN. Not to mention the extra 3 months of unnecessary wear on those winters. I have a bad feeling about this....